Focus on the pronunciation of ballot
English definition of “ballot”
› [C] an occasion when people vote on something, usually in secret, or the system for voting: The officials are elected by ballot. About 45 percent of the state's 2.8 million registered voters cast a ballot in the primary. The union is planning to hold a ballot for strike action.
› [C] (UK also ballot paper) a piece of paper on which you write your vote: In Britain, the normal share of spoiled ballot papers in a general election is less than 1%.
› [C or U] STOCK MARKET a method of choosing which investors will get shares that are being offered for the first time, when the demand for shares is greater than the number being offered